SMS group received a contract from Spain’s Forjas Iraeta Heavy Industry (GRI Group) for the supply of a 30-ton/hour walking-beam furnace to be used upstream of the existing breakdown mill for flange production. The goal of the project is to install furnace technology for proper and optimal reheating of a wide range of products. The charge will include blooms from 200-500 mm square and round blooms from 300-700 mm in diameter, in lengths of 3-5 meters.

SMS group will be responsible for integrating the new furnace into the existing rolling equipment and automation system and will also modify the existing water-treatment plant to meet the requirements of the new furnace. According to the tight schedule of this turnkey project, production is scheduled to begin in 12 months.